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Production Engineer


INEOS Phenol

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees share in the ownership of the business and are empowered to make a difference?

Organisational context
and job purpose

INEOS Phenol is the world’s largest producer of phenol and acetone with an annual manufacturing capacity of over 3 million tonnes. We employ around 600 people across five sites, located at: Antwerp (Belgium), Gladbeck (Germany), Marl (Germany), Mobile, AL and Pasadena, TX. Our markets are growing worldwide. Our efficient, integrated assets provide a competitive global manufacturing base to grow with our customers, to continue to meet their needs around the world.

Role Information:

The Production Engineer assists in all aspects of the continuous operation of the production unit; to meet production goals safely and effectively in accordance with company policies and all environmental regulations, to improve the production process.

Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

SHE Stewardship

ØMaintain safety as the highest priority and adhere to as well as promote the Life Saving Rules.

ØUnderstand and promote the INEOS “20 Principles”.

ØEnsure compliance with all PSM and environmental regulatory requirements and strive to meet internal SHE objectives.

ØSupport the PHA process.

ØParticipate in RCA’s, support investigations and close safety and environmental action items promptly.

ØEnsure completion of training requirements as outlined in the annual training schedule.

ØPromote safety and safe actions through communication such as discussing safety with employees/contractors before job task, during meetings, and as opportunities arise to promote safety to the fullest extent possible.

Work Duties

ØMaintain open communications with plant operators to ensure continuity of safe, efficient operations.

ØTroubleshoot operational issues and identify process problems.

ØReport on Production KPIs, monitor catalyst performance, identify process bottlenecks, use process data to identify long term trends and shifts.

ØChampion the MOC process for the Operations group, ensuring policies and procedures are followed.

ØAssist in keeping up with Process Safety Information documentation.

ØSupport capital projects as the Process Engineering resource.

ØWork with the logistics group on raw material coordination, review of specs, and material inventory tracking.

ØWork with the automation group on Alarm Management and Rationalization efforts and implementing controls improvements to support Smart Manufacturing efforts.

ØAssist in meeting regulatory requirements assigned to the production facility including EPA/Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), OSHA, and DOT regulations.

ØParticipate in the capital project process; proposing improvements for the operating unit and site, and working with project engineers to design and implement approved projects.

ØMay be asked to assume the role of Production Manager in their absence.

Skills & Knowledge Required


This position requires a BS degree in Engineering; with

Minimum 3 years experience in the chemical manufacturing industry.


ØTechnically sound with high attention to detail, result oriented, good relational and communication skills

ØStrong understanding of chemical engineering principles and unit operations

ØUnderstanding of PSM Elements and how they apply to the unit support engineer duties (eg. What constitutes an MOC)

ØBasic understanding of engineering documentation (P&ID’s, etc.)

ØProficiency in MS-Office Suite required

ØExperience with SAP, AutoCAD, Honeywell Uniformance Historian is a plus

ØMust be available for after hours and weekend response to emergency situations and urgent support needs.

Line Management Responsibility

See Organizational Chart

Physical Requirements

ØAbility to wear required PPE: Hardhat, safety glasses, chemical goggles, rigid safety shoes/boots, full/half face cartridge masks.

ØAbility to climb several flights of stairs.

ØAbility to climb fixed ladder cages at heights of 30 ft. at a time.

ØUnderstanding of proper lifting techniques and body mechanics: Climbing, balance, bend/stoop, kneeling, reaching, lifting, carrying.

Possible Conditions to be Subjected to:

Sedentary Work with occasional field study. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions primarily and occasional exposure to outside elements.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or require that different tasks be performed when circumstance change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.

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